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    Philippe, that is truly magnificent.

    What a sensational job. Well done on an absolutely wonderful DSpecial.

    Kind regards,

    Syd

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    Well Phillippe, it hasn't been another DS. I strayed and turned an ugly BMW R100RS into a cute scrambler looking bike.

    In its original guise.... horrible colour!
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    Now it matches the DS in style, but is a tad noisier
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    But to keep the connection with the Citroen community going, Chris did the tank stickers for me - of course very well done and looking magnificent.

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    Took only four months, let's see what is next on the to do list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleudanube View Post

    Took only four months, let's see what is next on the to do list.

    Sven
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    Quote Originally Posted by bleudanube View Post
    Well Phillippe, it hasn't been another DS. I strayed and turned an ugly BMW R100RS into a cute scrambler looking bike.

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    Took only four months, let's see what is next on the to do list.

    Sven

    I must say a little different from a D but nice all the same well done Sven!! I wish I could ride a nice bike like yours but Im too old just cant wait to see your next project hopefully a 4 wheeler

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    i built one of those to

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    Excellent Phillipe! Immaculate DSpecial! One question , how many times have you made the vow
    " my last restoration, never again! " ? See you at Silverwater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caisson View Post
    Excellent Phillipe! Immaculate DSpecial! One question , how many times have you made the vow
    " my last restoration, never again! " ? See you at Silverwater.
    Thanks David, Answer to your question don’t wait too long standing on your head awaiting my next restoration as it could be fatal......
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    Default Dspecial restoration 1975

    The D got a serious polishing yesterday and the results speaks for them self really really glossy look, the dash fitted with LED makes a huge difference the rear view mirror needs fitting back to the windscreen looking for a reliable glue any advice? Tomorrow will fit the huge sealing rubber under the boot lid that will be fun!! the car has traveled 11 km so far without any issues. the roof has been water tested and no leaks
    I’m now looking forward to Silverwater car show next week.

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    Looking fantastic

    The windscreen guy that fitted my mirror used silicon of all things. I had my doubts but he reasoned it should be fine, will be much easier to get off if needed and because he used black silicone, you don't need that sticker to hide the ugly glue. It looks fine from the outside if you trim excess silicone internally. It has been there 2 years and no problems. If it does come off at some stage, an easy fix. I guess the experts should know

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterMol View Post
    Looking fantastic

    The windscreen guy that fitted my mirror used silicon of all things. I had my doubts but he reasoned it should be fine, will be much easier to get off if needed and because he used black silicone, you don't need that sticker to hide the ugly glue. It looks fine from the outside if you trim excess silicone internally. It has been there 2 years and no problems. If it does come off at some stage, an easy fix. I guess the experts should know

    Peter
    Thanks Peter
    Sounds like an easy way I've heard that the glue available at super cheap don't work properly I will give it a go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounge View Post
    Thanks Peter
    Sounds like an easy way I've heard that the glue available at super cheap don't work properly I will give it a go
    Silicon sounds interesting, but how to keep the mirror in place till it cures? I have only used the 2 pack kit from a motor factor. Worked fine no problem. Apparently to take a mirror off the windscreen, warm the screen with a hot air gun or similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Parisian View Post
    The D got a serious polishing yesterday and the results speaks for them self really really glossy look, the dash fitted with LED makes a huge difference the rear view mirror needs fitting back to the windscreen looking for a reliable glue any advice? Tomorrow will fit the huge sealing rubber under the boot lid that will be fun!! the car has traveled 11 km so far without any issues. the roof has been water tested and no leaks
    I’m now looking forward to Silverwater car show next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caisson View Post
    Silicon sounds interesting, but how to keep the mirror in place till it cures? I have only used the 2 pack kit from a motor factor. Worked fine no problem. Apparently to take a mirror off the windscreen, warm the screen with a hot air gun or similar.

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    i suspect it was a quick cure type because it cured very quickly. Agree hot air gun can be used but we really struggled. May have been an age issue

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    You have done a wonderful job Phillipe, it's a credit to you and a happy future for the D Special.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Frog View Post
    You have done a wonderful job Phillipe, it's a credit to you and a happy future for the D Special.
    Cheers
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    Thank you Steve it’s finally completed and it’s now time to drive and enjoy

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    Thank you Steve it’s finally completed and it’s now time to drive and enjoy
    well deserved enjoyed this thread safe motoring ahead. mr P
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    The stainless steel plates finally arrived and just in time for the show after being stuck in custom for 12 days with no reasons given?? the car had its final comprehensive polishing on Saturday
    I Took the car to the Silverwater all car show on Sunday. 100 of people looked at it, 100 of compliments received and unfortunately did not qualify for any prices???? You guessed it not good enough for the judges..
    Amazing...........I corrected one of the judges which was looking in the engine bay thinking it was a DS23 fuel injected?????

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    Funny, it looks like a carburettor! You can't predict these things and must just rise above them. I reckon the car looks just wonderful - what a great job.

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    Happy to say that after recalculating the final judging scores following the 16th of July by the NSW Citroen club it appears that they were 2 winners.
    Consequently I've also received a trophy; also more important the records in the chevron will be amended.
    I would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support during my restoration.

    Chris; I'm happy for you to move this thread to the Completed restoration subfolder when you are ready
    Thank you


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Parisian View Post
    Happy to say that after recalculating the final judging scores following the 16th of July by the NSW Citroen club it appears that they were 2 winners.
    Consequently I've also received a trophy; also more important the records in the chevron will be amended.
    I would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support during my restoration.

    Chris; I'm happy for you to move this thread to the Completed restoration subfolder when you are ready
    Thank you
    Congratulations Phillipe

    I'll move your thread and leave a re-direct for 1 month here.

    Cheers
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